MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi, India’e entry to the 85th Oscars awards in the foreign film category, is out of the contention.
Of the 75 films entered in this category, nine have cleared the initial deck to go for the next round, a press release said Friday.
The Deep from Iceland, Sister from Switzerland, Amour from Austria, Beyond The Hills from Romania, War Witch from Canada, A Royal Affair from Denmark, Kon Tiki from Norway, and The Untouchables from France are among those films that now go to the next round.
The Film Federation of India had come under criticism for sending Barfi to the Oscars, ignoring other films such as Paan Singh Tomar. Critics had also slammed Barfi, alleging that as much of it was lifted from other films.